Indian Baseball Sweeps Jackson Co. in Doubleheader

The Stephens County Indian baseball team is returning home this week riding a four-game winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader in Jackson County over the weekend.

Saturday, the Indians beat the Panthers in a pair of games, taking the first game, 14-3, in six innings and winning Game Two by a score of 9-3.

In the first game, the Indians batted around in two separate innings, scoring eight runs in the fourth and six more in the sixth to turn an early 1-0 deficit into the 14-3, six inning win.

Patrick Murray’s three-run homerun got the Indians started in the fourth inning. Jacob Pruitt also had four RBIs and Colby Fowler knocked in a pair of runs. On the mound, Cruz Mullinix started and threw four innings for the win, while Patrick Murray threw the last two innings in relief.

Moving to the second game, Stephens County scored two runs in the top of the first to take the lead for good on the way to the 9-3 win. Craig Thurmond had a pair of RBIs and a run scored and Cruz Mullinix and Carson Worley each had two hits and two runs scored.

Ayden Garmon pitched six strong innings for the win, and Nick Randall pitched the seventh inning to finish the game for the Indians.

Stephens County has now won four straight and six of seven to move to 6-5 on the season. Jackson County, meanwhile, is 3-7 on the season.

The Indians play Johnson of Gainesville at home on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with air time on WNEG and scheduled for about 5:20 p.m.